My glasses & contact lenses came in much sooner than I expected and after a period of instruction (and lots of false starts), I was able to see through contact lenses for the first time.
If you have 20/20 vision you probably can’t understand this, but the feeling of being able to see clear to the back of the adjacent store was phenomenal. The plates on the back shelf were clear enough to crisply gleam. I’m use to living in a fuzzy world. Plus there was none of the bending you get with glasses, which means my new, stronger prescription doesn’t make me dizzy with the contacts like it can with the new glasses.
After struggling on my own with the contacts for two days, it’s this sense of euphoria that I’m hanging on to to push myself through the trial period which I get use to putting them in. For all the difficulties they pose, and the fact that I think I look funny without glasses now, I’m hoping the contacts work out. Seeing with them is totally different than seeing with glasses.
All that isn’t to say that my glasses stink. In fact, I think the frames are pretty cute and the new prescription is right on the money; if quite a jump from my previous prescription. You can see an obnoxious close-up of my new glasses below:
Only time will tell if I decide to keep going with the contacts. Do you wear contacts or glasses? What’s your preference?